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Staff Advisors

The departmental staff advisors are the best resources for detailed advising, questions about curriculum requirements, referrals and annual mandatory advising. During Fall Quarter, staff advisors can be only be seen on an appointment basis. To schedule an appointment, please use the advising appointment system or email

Maria ArellanoMaria Arellano
Student Services Advisor
3001B Ghausi Hall

Maria was born in Mexico and her family immigrated when she was very young. She grew up in the tiny town of Tulelake in Northern California. Maria is a first-generation college student and proud alumna of UC Davis. She graduated with a double major in International Relations with an emphasis on peace and security and Spanish. Maria is passionate about assisting students in their pursuit, transition, and journey through UC Davis and to provide them with the tools and resources to start and continue their education and careers. Fun fact: Maria traveled to Washington, D.C. in the summer of 2011.

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